Aug 16 2012
18 Tips for Taking Care of Babies
My little girl is days away from becoming a big sister. It’s amazing how quickly I’ve forgotten–blocked out?–certain things, like how all those effing pieces of the Dr. Brown’s bottles go together. But there are a few lessons I’ve retained … Continue reading
Jul 16 2012
Choosing a Name: Celebrity vs. Normal People Edition
I’m no celebrity, so there is no pressure on me to come up with something overly cute or different or otherwise conversation-provoking to name my baby (hello, Maxwell Drew, Penelope Scotland, Aleph, and Apple). But there is pressure. I think … Continue reading
Jun 12 2012
Is On Demand TV Making My Daughter More Demanding?
“I want to watch Blue’s Clues,” my daughter announced in the middle of an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba!” “OK, honey, I’ll record it for you and we can watch it some other time,” I told her. “What? I want … Continue reading
Apr 30 2012
Should Our Kids Not Have Best Friends?
There’s a movement in the UK to ban kids from having best friends. I think it’s ridiculous.
Apr 17 2012
My Daughter Wants to Eat Just Like Me
If you are what you eat, then I am slowly becoming a birthday cake this week. But more than that, I’ve realized that I’m a full-fledged, certifiable food hypocrite.
Apr 11 2012
A Case of the Mommy Thumb
I’m pregnant again, so you know what that means. I am worried about my thumbs.
Mar 21 2012
Should You and Your Kids Be BFFs?
“Daddy, you’re my best friend,” our 2-year-old told Scott a few weeks ago.
Feb 21 2012
What’s the Deal with Push Presents?
I find the idea of push presents very confusing.
Feb 2 2012
Can’t We All Just Get Along (And Not Judge Each Other’s Strollers)?
My answer to, “What do you do?” is, “As much as I can.”
Dec 2 2011
What My Daughter Learned at Jewish Preschool
Ellie is a happy student at the school in a Conservative temple. The thing is she already knows more about Judaism than I do.